Day 23: The definition of failure

Day 23

  • Weight: 126.0 lbs.
  • Workout A: 21 minutes, 33 seconds
  • Total inches: 118.1
  • Protein: 133 g (13 g over target)
  • Calories: 2,408

Today was another failed workout. If that’s how we look at it.

Each workout is supposedly designed to be done till failure. Getting through all the reps means the resistance is too low.

Only two of the seven workouts so far have resulted in failure, or not doing (n-1) reps.

So the next workout will come a little later, and at the same barbell weight.

But real failure would be to stop short. I wish that 30 days would be enough, but it’s clear at this point that I’ll need to invest more time.

Quitting happens because results are small, or even undetectable. They take too long, or cost too much.

I have great patience, so I don’t mind continuing to move forward on a slowly unfolding project. I believe the end results will prove me right. But even if at Day 60 or Day 90, it doesn’t happen, that will also not be failure.

I will see it as a great experience, something from which more lessons can be drawn.

No failure here. Only room to grow.